The Taming

The Taming
Fall, 2016
Written By: Lauren Gunderson
Directed By: Sophie Caplin

Duke Players kicks off Orientation Week and the new school year with an edgy and hilarious political comedy, Lauren Gunderson's The Taming.  Student director Sophie Caplin has assembled a knock-out cast of talented actresses to tackle this very timely piece.  Midnight shows on August 26 & 27 will be followed by 8:00p shows on September 2 & 3 in Brody Theater on East Campus.

Inspired by Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, The Taming features a beauty pageant contestant with political aspirations to revolutionize the American government. Her schemes include forcing one ultra-conservative senator's aide and one bleeding-heart liberal blogger to help her subvert the system.  

"A laugh riot with food for thought" - San Francisco Chronicle.


Director, Sophie Caplin

Stage Manager, Nancy Merlin

Assistant Stage Manager, Chandler Richards


Meredyth Albright as Katherine, Washington, Martha, Dolly

Morgan Fears as Bianca, Pinckney

Emily Levinstone as Patricia, James Madison


Graphic design by Sophie Caplin

Photography by Dierdre Shipman

Videography by Sylvia Herbold